January 2017

2017, Here We Go!

Last year saw us launching our latest project, The Life, The Sea and Space Viking, politically campaigning, teaching, rocking out with the International Space Orchestra as well as the rest! And this year we intend to continue reaching for the Milky Way, already we have moved into our new offices in a tube carriage at the Village Underground in London, added new members to our team (Hello Mariana!), Nelly is teaching at the International Space University in Strasbourg, The Canadian Centre for Architecture are screening Disaster Playground and imminently we will be bringing you something HUGE straight from the Underground. Now more than ever we need you our Creative soldiers on board. There is so much to come from us in the coming months, stay with us - it's going to be a bombastic ride. ATTENTION!

International Space Orchestra cover Sigur Rós

As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós’ long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.

The cover received worldwide attention, from publications such as Pitchfork, Spin Magazine - as well as partners such as McSweeney's, WeTransfer, SETI Institute and XL Recordings.

The cover version is still available via the button below and currently on WeTransfer:

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The Studio grows & gets a base

Our Studios are global in nature, but virtual in day to day operations - with members spread across the world. However, we've just signed a lease for a workspace in London, in a train carriage... on a roof... in the middle of Shoreditch!

Joining our Studio this month is Mariana Del Valle
as our Studio's Director of Communications. She is a television and radio host, a digital publicist and founder of SCLBits, a creative and innovative digital marketing company based in Mexico City. Deeply passionate about working to create and build relationships through remarkable experiences and digital marketing tools, Mariana believes digital media is the perfect tool to express our ideas and bring humans (and animals and aliens!) together.

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Upcoming Talks & Events

Nelly Ben Hayoun is to run a one day workshop with MA students at the International Space University, Strasbourg, France on January 23rd 2016. Titled 'MYTHOLOGY NOW! The Deep Black', this workshop investigates contemporary semiotics and mythological accounts of space missions as creative framework for space education and outreach. Students are tasked to identify systems of meanings and narrative figures in the space programme as the start of their designed experience and theatrical reenactements. Details on nellyben.com

Nelly Ben Hayoun has been invited to ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres as an Ambassador of the University as part of the school’s open days on January 25th and 26th. Nelly was once a student at ENSAAMA Olivier de Serres in BA Textile Design, and she will return to visit the students in BA Textile Design and present a reflection on her career and studies. Details on nellyben.com

Disaster Playground will be screening at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in association with The PHI Centre on the 28th January in Montreal, Canada. The series is titled 'PHI X CCA It’s all happening so fast': a film series that questions some assumptions about our relationship to nature. Details on nellyben.com

IAF call for Abstracts

Nelly Ben Hayoun, a member of the Space Outreach and Education Committee at the International Astronautical Federation and of The Committee for the Cultural Utilisation of Space (ITACCUS) will be chairing the session E1.9 on Space Culture at the 68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia in September 2017. This session focuses on the process, critical thinking and methodologies underlying space education and outreach events. The IAC is the world’s biggest space event gathering all the relevant actors in the space sector. It is your chance to meet many astronauts! Send us your abstracts for session E1.9!

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Call for Action: The Womens March!

NBH Studios will be walking in the Womens March on for Saturday 21st January in solidarity with the march in Washington after Trump’s inauguration. The Womens March has been planned so that we can stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families - recognising that our vibrant and diverse communities are our strength. Join us at midday in London at the US embassy: 24 Grosvenor Square, W1A 2LQ.

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